Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark.  A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. www.silkroad1.com...

Turkish Miniature, Noah's Ark. A fanciful gold leaf ark with private port holes for the animals is portrayed in this mid-20th century Turkish miniature painted on a page from a 19th century Islamic manuscript. www.silkroad1.com...

Mythical peacock with a woman's head, Indian miniature panting.  ca. 1750  Court: Hyderabad. opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

Mythical peacock with a woman's head, Indian miniature panting. ca. 1750 Court: Hyderabad. opaque watercolor and gold on paper.

15th Cent. miniature, Shiraz Iran.  From an anthology of Persian Poetry @Matt Nickles Valk Chuah Met.

15th Cent. miniature, Shiraz Iran. From an anthology of Persian Poetry @Matt Nickles Valk Chuah Met.

Ottoman miniature - Istanbul by Matrakçı Nasuh

Ottoman miniature - Istanbul by Matrakçı Nasuh

Ottoman miniature - Matrakçı Nasuh

Ottoman miniature - Matrakçı Nasuh

Matrakçı Nasuh, 16th century http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Matrak%C3%A7%C4%B1_Nasuh

Matrakçı Nasuh, 16th century http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Matrak%C3%A7%C4%B1_Nasuh

Indian Miniature

Indian Miniature

Composite Elephant. Persian Miniature c 1600.

Composite Elephant. Persian Miniature c 1600.

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

İstanbul-Matrakçı Nasuh-1536

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